HOT FOR HAWAII: THE 2015 SPORTS ILLUSTRATED SWIMSUIT ISSUE

The much anticipated Sports Illustrated Swimsuit "Made in the U.S.A." images are live and creating quite a buzz. By now, I'm sure we've all seen Hannah Davis on the cover, but even more exciting is the number of Hawaii brands featured on these flawless beach babes!

Think ACACIA, Hayhay Couture, Issa de Mar, Letarte, Maui Girl, San Lorenzo and Tori Praver. 

If you can take your eyes of the suits for just a moment, check out the gorge locations throughout the U.S.—Route 66, the South West and West Coast, and the islands of Captiva, Saint John and of course Kauai—for a serious case of wanderlust. 

Though not one for unrealistic resolutions, after going through these images I'm definitely inspired to make this 2015 my best year yet. In my case that means eating healthier, working out harder and packing my bags (full of swimsuits, that is) to explore more. What about you?

Irina Shayk, photographed by Yu Tsui in MAUI GIRL by DEBBIE WILSON

Irina Shayk, photographed by Yu Tsui in MAUI GIRL by DEBBIE WILSON

Irina Shayk photographed by Yu Tsui in SAN LORENZO and MAUI GIRL BY DEBBIE WILSON

Irina Shayk photographed by Yu Tsui in SAN LORENZO and MAUI GIRL BY DEBBIE WILSON

Hannah Ferguson photographed by Ben Morris in MAUI GIRL by DEBBIE WILSON and ACACIA SWIMWEAR

Hannah Ferguson photographed by Ben Morris in MAUI GIRL by DEBBIE WILSON and ACACIA SWIMWEAR

Lily Aldrige photographed by Yu Tsai in MAUI GIRL by DEBBIE WILSON

Lily Aldrige photographed by Yu Tsai in MAUI GIRL by DEBBIE WILSON

Caroline Wozniacki photographed by Walter Iooss in ACACIA SWIMWEAR and ISSA DE MAR

Caroline Wozniacki photographed by Walter Iooss in ACACIA SWIMWEAR and ISSA DE MAR

Solveig photographed by Ben Watts in TORI PRAVER 

Solveig photographed by Ben Watts in TORI PRAVER 

Chanel Iman photographed by James Macari in ACACIA SWIMWEAR and MAUI GIRL BY DEBBIE WILSON

Chanel Iman photographed by James Macari in ACACIA SWIMWEAR and MAUI GIRL BY DEBBIE WILSON

Ashley Smith photographed by Ben Watts in MAUI GIRL by DEBBIE WILSON and MIKOH

Ashley Smith photographed by Ben Watts in MAUI GIRL by DEBBIE WILSON and MIKOH

Ashley Smith photographed by Ben Watts in ACACIA SWIMWEAR

Ashley Smith photographed by Ben Watts in ACACIA SWIMWEAR

Chrissy Teigen photographed by Yu Tsai in TORI PRAVER and SAN LORENZO

Chrissy Teigen photographed by Yu Tsai in TORI PRAVER and SAN LORENZO

Erin Heatherton photographed by Yu Tsai in TORI PRAVER

Erin Heatherton photographed by Yu Tsai in TORI PRAVER

Gigi Hadid photographed by Yu Tsai in MAUI GIRL by DEBBIE WILSON

Gigi Hadid photographed by Yu Tsai in MAUI GIRL by DEBBIE WILSON

Emily DiDinoto photographed by Yu Tsai in HAYHAY COUTURE 

Emily DiDinoto photographed by Yu Tsai in HAYHAY COUTURE 

Ariel Meredith photographed by Ben Watts in MAUI GIRL by DEBBIE WILSON and TORI PRAVER

Ariel Meredith photographed by Ben Watts in MAUI GIRL by DEBBIE WILSON and TORI PRAVER

Kate Bock photographed by Ben Watts in LETARTE

Kate Bock photographed by Ben Watts in LETARTE

HONOLULU NIGHT MARKET'S FIRST RUNWAY SHOW OF 2015

A few weeks ago Honolulu Night Market kicked off the new year with a focus on new beginnings and clean slates. Stylist Rance China took this "Refresh" theme and ran with it (in neon-colored sneakers, no less). The monochromatic looks were super sleek and sporty, a trend that was seen on the Spring 2015 runways from the likes of Alexander Wang, Proenza Schouler and Versace

 
HNL NIGHT MARKET, THE EDIT HAWAII
HNL NIGHT MARKET, RANCE CHINA, THE EDIT HAWAII

To mix it up, Rance introduced subtle pops of color peeking through sheer tops and low-rise bottoms, and even in the makeup (models donned a thin bright line across the bridge of their nose). 

RANCE CHINA SHOW AT HNL NIGHT MARKET
HNL NIGHT MARKET, RANCE CHINA

The kicker? The flashy footwear from Runner's Route

Chic sneakers have been on-trend for a few seasons now and are definitely here to stay, making appearances in Kate Spade and Burberry's latest spring collections.

RANCE CHINA FOR HNL NIGHT MARKET
RANCE CHINA FOR HONOLULU NIGHT MARKET
FASHION SHOW, HNL NIGHT MARKET
HNL NIGHT MARKET FASHION SHOW STYLED BY RANCE CHINA
 

Rance styled looks for both women and men with items from Honolulu-based boutiques and brands About the GoodsBasique Threads, Dolce, The Cut Collective (Ten Tomorrow, Allison Izu, Rumi Murakami), Vizume and We Are Iconic. 

Inspired by Rance's Refresh fashion show, I've rounded up some of my must-have athletic-inspired looks from other Hawaii and national brands.

ATHLETIC INSPIRED, THE EDIT HAWAII

1. GYPSY MODERN LOVE BRALETTE (on sale!)
2. H&M PERFORATED SKIRT 
3. PUMA X SOLANGE TRINOMIC JOGGERS VIA SHOPBOP

4. VALLEY EYEWEAR DASH SUNGLASSES VIA WE ARE ICONIC
5. SAMUDRA TROPICAL GANGSTER MUSCLE TANK
6. WITH LOVE FROM PARADISE PEACOCK BUTI SHORTS

7. OLYMPIA ACTIVEWEAR RHODES JERSEY VIA THE LUCKY HONEY
8. AMUSE SOCIETY EVERYDAY STRIPE SKIRT VIA BIKINI BIRD
9. NIKE ZOOM STRUCTURE 18 VIA RUNNERS ROOM

Are you a fan of the sportswear trend?

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Fashion show photographs by Matthew Colin
Makeup by Risa Hirano, Jasmine Mullins and Ashlee Valeros

Check out the next Honolulu Night Market on February 14, the fashion show will feature Oahu-based Joelle Perry and Spark.